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. i was reading a review of the 2008 town hall debate barack obama had with senator john mccain at the time. they said he was dispassionate, he ambled when he chose his words. sound familiar? so i will say this, i agree with lz, the town hall format lowers the ball. i don't think people like head to head as much. it's more about connecting with people. >> that was tom brokaw's debate in 2008. he talked about doing a town hall debate this morning on "meet the press" and he said it was very tough. he said something like, i'm paraphrasing, my condolences to candy, because it's a tough debate to do. let's talk about joe biden for a minute and go back to last week's debate. we knew "saturday night live" would have some fun. take a look. >> first of all, i want to thank center college for hosting us this evening. >> oh, boy, here we go. >> four years ago, president obama made a promise. [ laughter ] >> that he would bring down unemployment below 6%. >> oh, this guy. i mean. >> that's funny. and i have to say, do you think this will be old news by tuesday, lz? >> well, it's old new
the vice president, think again. remember, the young senator obama just 47 years old in 2008 when he faced senator john mccain who was 72 at the time. needless to say, then senator obama held his own. but there's no telling who will win tonight. one thing is for certain, though. they're both equally passionate and energetic winning people over to their party come november 6th. with me right now, the dynamic duo. cnn political reporter peter hamby and paul steinhauser. good to see you. paul, first things first, when we're talking about the controversial romney 47% comments, do you think biden will go there tonight where his boss did not? >> i think a lot of democrats want that to happen, brooke. there's disappointment, peter, i think that's obvious. the president wasn't going very aggressively against mitt romney over the 47% controversy, over bain capital, the tax returns. i think vice president biden is not been shy at all in the campaign trail, brooke. that's fair to say. what we're looking at tonight is, is he as aggressive going after not the guy sitting next to him but his boss, mitt
president obama. >> but a fellow republican, senator rand paul, tells cnn that romney's approach is wrong, that more u.s. intervention in the mideast would not be effective, that our wars have fared poorly. in your opinion, what is the role of the u.s. in this region? >> first of all, we have to determine, is this region important to us? and the answer definitely is yes. because of our allies in the region from nato ally turkey which is under fire right now from syria to israel that's constantly being threatened to our gulf allies. secondly, energy. thirdly, this is the transportation and geographic hub of eurasia. fourthly, it's the cradle of civilizations in religions, it's part of our heritage. we can't walk away from the middle east, but it's a very tough, it's a very dangerous and it's a very turbulent region. and we take risks in being out there. >> former u.s. ambassador to iraq and turkey, jim jeffrey, thank you. >> thank you. >>> tens of thousands may have been given the contaminated steroid injections that are blamed for a deadly meningitis outbreak, but some say they saw it com
policy say, they say that for all practical purposes the obama administration has given up on the israeli-palestinian peace process and came in with huge expectations, george mitchell, the former u.s. senator, who negotiated the peace agreement in northern ireland, he was brought in to negotiate an israeli-palestinian peace agreement and that didn't work out well as all of us know for a variety of reasons and since then the obama administration has done very little if anything to revive and there hasn't been much effort to get the peace talks back on track. what romney is trying to do is say if he comes in, he will work on that area and knowing that it is not easy and knowing there is problems and knowing that there are palestinians and he will refer to the palestinians, for example, hamas and gaza and others who are unwilling to accept israel under any conditions and having said that, there will be other palestinians who presumably will be ready to start the peace process and see if anything can happen down the road. as you know, ashley, all of us that covered this area and you and i wer
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